Balke Family History
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Balke Name Meaning
German: from Balke ‘timber’, ‘beam’; hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter. German: variant of Balk. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Balke, from Old Norse balkr ‘beam’, used in the sense ‘ridge’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Balk, Bakke, Balle, Bake, Belke, Backe, Walke, Halle, Balfe, Alme